U.S. 2018 pet food exports exceed 700,000 metric tons

Its share of global pet food exports is declining, due to increasing exports from other countries.

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Data for U.S. pet food exports through November 2018 show good year-over-year growth, but the country’s global share of exports continues to decline, said Gina Tumbarello, director of international policy and trade for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), during its 12thAnnual Pet Food Conference, held February 12 in conjunction with the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Read more.


Phillips-Donaldson, Debbie, and Debbie Phillips-Donaldson. “U.S. 2018 Pet Food Exports Exceed 700,000 Metric Tons.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 15 Feb. 2019, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7888-us-2018-pet-food-exports-exceed-700000-metric-tons.

4 top influences on pet food purchases, nutrition info #1

Overall, pet owners craved information about the nutritional value of pet products and wanted that information clearly and abundantly presented on pet food packaging.

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In a survey by pet food label maker Luminer, four factors most influenced pet owners’ decisions to purchase particular pet foods. Overall, pet owners craved information about the nutritional value of pet food formulations, and they wanted that information clearly and abundantly presented on pet food packaging. Read more.


Wall, Tim, and Tim Wall. “4 Top Influences on Pet Food Purchases, Nutrition Info #1.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 13 Feb. 2019, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7885-top-influences-on-pet-food-purchases-nutrition-info-1.

Firmenich: 2019 Flavor of the Year

Firmenich announces hibiscus as “Flavor of the Year” for 2019 based on the growing appeal of florals in food and drink, and the trend towards curiosity in consumption

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Firmenich announces hibiscus as “Flavor of the Year” for 2019 based on the growing appeal of florals in food and drink, and the trend towards curiosity in consumption. Read more.


“Firmenich: 2019 Flavor of the Year.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 22 Jan. 2019, http://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/121950-firmenich-2019-flavor-of-the-year.